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Brian Houghton Hodgson

Brian Houghton Hodgson was a pioneer naturalist and ethnologist working in India and Nepal where he was a British Resident. He described numerous species of birds and mammals from the Himalayas, and several birds were named after him by others such as Edward Blyth. He was a scholar of Newar Buddhism and wrote extensively on a range of topics relating to linguistics and religion. He was an opponent of the British proposal to introduce English as the official medium... Read More

Born1 February 1800 (but see text)
Prestbury, Cheshire
Died23 May 1894 (aged 94)
London
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